MLB

Cleveland Indians, Dan Atero agree to two-year deal

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Indians Tuesday announced the club has signed Dan Otero to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2020 season. Otero, 32, has spent the last two seasons in the Indians bullpen, posting a combined record of 8-1 with a 2.14 ERA in 114 relief appearances (130.2IP, 117H, 31ER, 19BB, 95SO, .240 avg). In ...

Read More »

Barnette re-signs with Rangers; Gonzalez back on minor deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Reliever Tony Barnette has signed a $1.5 million, one-year deal to stay with the Texas Rangers. Barnette, who had a 3.75 ERA over 103 relief appearances the past two seasons, had become a free agent when the Rangers last month gave him a $250,000 buyout instead exercising their $4 million club option for the right-hander. Texas ...

Read More »

Supreme Court refuses to hear lawsuit by minor leaguers

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit filed by minor league baseball players accusing Major League Baseball of colluding to suppress wages, leaving intact a District Court ruling that dismissed the case. In a one-sentence announcement Monday, the Supreme Court said it would not accept Miranda v. Selig, a suit filed by four minor leaguers in December ...

Read More »

Royals sign ex-Brewers RHP Peralta to one-year contract

The Kansas City Royals obtained another arm to add to the spring training mix when they signed right-hander Wily Peralta to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season. Peralta, 28, has spent his entire career in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. He is 47-52 with a 4.50 ERA in 132 career ...

Read More »

Yanks finalize hiring of ‘polished communicator’ Aaron Boone

NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Boone’s hiring was finalized Monday by the New York Yankees, who gave the ESPN broadcaster a three-year contract to succeed Joe Girardi as manager. New York, which picked Boone over five other candidates last week, scheduled a news conference for Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. His deal contains a team option for 2021. ”I firmly believe that ...

Read More »

Padres announce 2018 Major League Coaching Staff

PADRES ANNOUNCE 2018 MAJOR LEAGUE COACHING STAFF — Matt Stairs, Skip Schumaker and Josh Johnson join Major League coaching staff —   SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced the members of Manager Andy Green’s coaching staff for the 2018 season. Joining the staff in 2018 will be Matt Stairs as hitting coach, Skip Schumaker as first base ...

Read More »

Padres among the teams to get a meeting with Ohtani

NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese pitcher and outfielder Shohei Ohtani has cut the field of major league teams he is considering to five clubs on the West Coast plus the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels, San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle all remain in contention. Several teams said Sunday they were told they had ...

Read More »

Watt and Altuve share SI’s Sportsperson of the Year award

HOUSTON (AP) J.J. Watt raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title, both giving hope to the city as it picked up the pieces from the devastating storm. On Monday night the two were honored by Sports Illustrated when they were given the magazine’s prestigious ...

Read More »

AP source: Ohtani cuts to 5 West Coast teams, Cubs, Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) Japanese pitcher and outfielder Shohei Ohtani has cut the field of major league teams he is considering to five clubs on the West Coast plus the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels, San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle all remain in contention. Several teams said Sunday they were told they had been ...

Read More »

Padres give GM Preller 3-year contract extension

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have given general manager A.J. Preller a three-year contract extension through the 2022 season. Preller’s original contract, signed when he was hired on Aug. 6, 2014, was to have run through 2019. The extension was announced Sunday. Preller is currently presiding over a deep rebuild of the Padres, who haven’t been to ...

Read More »